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Does anyone have any insight regarding the 4-year Dartmouth program versus the Brown-Dartmouth program?
 

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Smyle4Jenn said:
Does anyone have any insight regarding the 4-year Dartmouth program versus the Brown-Dartmouth program?
For what its worth, the class beginning this Fall will be the last of the Dartmouth-Brown classes. Might be nice to be a part of history...
 

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Smyle4Jenn said:
Does anyone have any insight regarding the 4-year Dartmouth program versus the Brown-Dartmouth program?

Not much of an "insight," but I know the class entering in 2006 is the last class for whom Brown-Dartmouth will be an option. The admissions dean seemed kind of bummed about it when he told us (which I thought was strange -- made it seem like it was more Brown's decision than DMS's).

At the interview Brown-Dartmouth was presented as a good option for people who want to do their clinical years in a more urban environment. A student I talked to also mentioned that it might be a good option if you're in a long-term relationship, because your SO might have more job opportunities in Providence than in Hanover. For me, personally, though I'm interested in working in an urban environment ultimately, 2 years in Hanover just didn't seem like enought time to get to know the place. I'd rather just commit to being there, and then take a few rotations away at more urban sites... so I just applied to the 4-year DMS program.
 

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I didn't know the fall 2006 class will be the last Brown-Dartmouth class. I wonder why they decided to terminate the program. Do you know when the joint program began?
 

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Smyle4Jenn said:
I didn't know the fall 2006 class will be the last Brown-Dartmouth class. I wonder why they decided to terminate the program. Do you know when the joint program began?

I'm guessing, but I think Brown decided to opt out of the program because they're trying to expand their med school class and accepting general application applicants. But maybe there's more to it.

I really liked Dartmouth when I interviewed. But I didn't think they did a great job presenting the choice between the two programs. Seems like it's a big choice, but it didn't feel like they gave us much info. But I think the other posters are right. Think about location and try to go with where you would rather be. Seems like students fare similarly with the match process, so that shouldn't be a factor.
 
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